Rocky Mountain Region Thunder Mountain preview

Thunder Mountain Doubleon Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region TULSA, Okla. (May 22, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend with a Saturday-Sunday double at ...

Thunder Mountain Doubleon Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region

TULSA, Okla. (May 22, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend with a Saturday-Sunday double at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Olathe, CO.

The ASCS Rocky Mountain Region kicked off the 2006 season just over a week ago with a pair of challenge events versus the NCRA, with former ASCS National champion Garry Lee Maier and Tony Bruce, Jr., splitting victory honors.

But it was Edards, CO, shoe Patrick Bourke emerging from the Western Kansas double in the driver's seat for the Rocky Mountain Region points race, escaping the weekend fifth in points by scoring a pair of top ten feature finishes.

Bourke has also found the 3/8-mile, semi-banked Thunder Mountain Speedway dirt oval to his liking by racing to victory lane in three of seven ASCS Rocky Mountain Region feature events contested since 2003, including two of three last year.

Bourke will be joined by a strong cast of challengers including defending series champion Gary Taylor, three-time ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points runner-up Eric Miller, Jake Pierson, Jeff Heffner, John Jacob, Josh Fellows, Keith Rauch, Nick Haygood and Greg Schaefer among others.

Both nights of racing are slated to go green at 7:00 p.m.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located three miles north of Olathe, CO, on US 50, then 0.7 miles east on Amber Road. For more information, contact the track at 970-323-6494 or 303-710-9114.

The 2006 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region schedule consists of 18 events at eleven different tracks throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Greg Schaefer , Gary Taylor